Animation art — from Dumbo to Charlie Brown — stars in Cherry Valley museum exhibit
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Animation art — from Dumbo to Charlie Brown — stars in Cherry Valley museum exhibit

A still from “It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown,” which aired in 1969, is included in a new animation exhibit at the Edward-Dean Museum in Cherry Valley. (Courtesy of Edward-Dean Museum) The evolution of animation — from the Zoetrope to the beginnings of digitally designed art — are explored in the newest exhibit at Cherry Valley’s Edward-Dean Museum. “Enchanted Lines – The Story of Animation” opens Saturday, Feb. 9, and continues until June 1. The exhibit features examples of background painting, conceptual art, animation tools and other memorabilia. It covers the methods and process of animation. The show includes original work from artists such as Chuck Jones, Bill Melendez, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson as well as the studios of Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and MGM. During the exhibit’s run, free Saturday workshops will teach youths about drawing, but the dates have not yet been set. The idea came from museum Program and Exhibit Development Specialist Kathie Dillon after she met the daughter of Walt Disney Studios artist Constance “Connie” Wand Phelps, who lives in Beaumont. “My mom started as a painter on ‘Snow White’ (in 1930),” said Katherine Hickman, who also spends time in Glendale, which is near […]

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